Page 4 - Conclusion
I can honestly say that third-wheeling couples is one of the most fun things to do. Of course, giving the couple some space every now and then is important, but when they feel like sharing their time with you, it is simply a wonderful time. Having the Cooler Master MasterLiquid ML280 Mirror installed on your PC is also a wonderful time. The packaging was very well done and simplistic, using a sufficient amount of cardboard to keep the product safe. As an AMD Ryzen user, I personally found the installation process to be extremely simplistic, which is a huge plus in my book. There was nothing too complicated in the installation with its linear design for both Intel and AMD CPUs. The Cooler Master MasterLiquid ML280 Mirror also looks amazing, thanks to the awesome mirror effect on the water block in conjunction with the expected RGB LED lighting that works with your motherboard or included hardware controller. The performance given from this cooler was simply amazing as well. The idle test provided a significant difference in temperature for my CPU, beating out everything else I compared it against. When under load, the MasterLiquid ML280 Mirror still outshined its competition, even in the midst of performance coolers like the Reeven Justice II RC-1207. Overall, the performance test produced excellent results. The noise was very reasonable given the dual fans and rated airflow, but I could see some people seeing this as problematic if the user is constantly using their computer for heavy workloads. At the price of about $140 USD, this is a much pricier option compared to a standard air cooler. This is definitely a higher-end option for builders. That said, if you do not have a budget and are looking for an aesthetically pleasing cooler, the Cooler Master MasterLiquid ML280 Mirror is a solid choice.
Cooler Master provided this product to APH Networks for the purpose of evaluation.
APH Networks Review Focus Summary:
8/10 means Definitely a very good product with drawbacks that are not likely going to matter to the end user.
7/10 means Great product with many advantages and certain insignificant drawbacks, but should be considered before purchasing.
-- Final APH Networks Numeric Rating is 7.3/10
Please note that the APH Networks Numeric Rating system is based off our proprietary guidelines in the Review Focus, and should not be compared to other publications.
The Cooler Master MasterLiquid ML280 Mirror is an aesthetically pleasing all-in-one liquid CPU cooler with excellent cooling performance.
1. Introduction, Packaging, Specifications
2. Physical Look - Hardware, Installation
3. Test Results